It was bound to happen -- a company that provides a pool of all-plastic pallets embedded with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags sent me a news release today announcing that it has filed a lawsuit charging a competitor with theft. Intelligent Global Pooling Systems Co. LLC said it was able to identify the allegedly stolen pallets at the competitor's facility because of the embedded RFID tags. "We will not tolerate theft of our pallets," Ben Stoller, vice president of Orlando, Fla.-based iGPS, said in the news release. I imagine the combination of plastic pallets with RFID tags will come in handy for companies trying to track stolen merchandise, too -- not just stolen pallets. What thief is going to bother to change pallets when they steal a shipment of goods?
High-tech plastic pallets may foil thieves
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